[maemo-community] [Council] Package categories

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Sun Oct 26 14:33:15 EET 2008
Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM, Tim <tim at samoff.com> wrote:
> The i18n (internationalisation/internationalization depending on
> locale ;-)) for "user/multimedia" could be "Sound & Video". Indeed,
> that's what it is on Ubuntu and arguably's better for end-users.
>>>     http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Package_categories#Defined_top-level_categories_.26_application-specific_subcategories
>> Ah. Wish I'd seen this first. ;)
>> +1 from me, so long  as it's technically possible.
> The extra slashes in the 'section' header don't break apt or the repo;
> so it's "just" a matter of Application Manager patching.

I really like the idea of using an upstream of some sort - but I feel this one
is still in the desktop PC world of the 80s and 90s.

'Office' is an entirely inappropriate place to go to look for a Calendar/Address
book etc on a personal device.

I feel there needs to be something like 'People + Information'. This covers
applications managing information I have about people, including me and my
friends and colleagues. It's probably the most frequently accessed menu for
'normal' people.

An interesting alternative name would be "My Life".

The core is 'Contacts' but there is an implicit context of 'me' for things like
* Contacts and communication
 Contains: Address book, email, IM/IRC, VOIP, presence
* Personal Planning
 Contains: Calendar, ToDo/List managers, maybe journey planning?
* News
 RSS, tickers etc

It is true that fixing freedesktop.org would be the correct solution :)


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